'''John Richard Hersey''' (June 17, 1914 – March 24, 1993) was a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction|Pulitzer Prize
-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism
, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage.
Hersey's Hiroshima (book)|account
of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University
's journalism department.